‘Cottage cheese thighs’, ‘orange peel dimples’ – call it what you will, but cellulite is nobody's friend. The appearance of cellulite has nothing to do with weight and it’s something that even slim women have to deal with. Essentially, it is a non-ideal situation where the skin on the thighs and backside reveals underlying deposits of fat giving it a lumpy appearance. While only 10% of men face this problem, 90% of women of all ages experience cellulite at some point. Here are some ways you can avoid it:
No more fried food
You have to start saying no to those fried potatoes, or fried anything really. Fried oils need to be avoided as much as possible anyway but if you’re serious about ridding yourself of cellulite, then it needs to be off the menu. Instead, try lightly stir-frying food in grapeseed or coconut oil.
Say bye bye to stress
Stress really needs to be kept at arm’s length and its bizarre that stress can lead to cellulite, but hear us out. Stress leads to hormonal imbalances in your body and cellulite is a direct result of hormonal fluctuations – it is almost diabolical I tell you. Studies show that stress leads to thinning of the skin and increased fat storage. Try yoga and meditation and if all else fails, try the Vita Vigor Super Stress B with Zinc tablets. They are very effective!
Having an inconsistent routine in treating cellulite is why it never really goes away. So, from today, invest in an anti-cellulite and firming moisturizer that will help improve circulation and collagen production. Make sure to follow a consistent moisturizing routine twice a day. It might seem like a lot, but your skin is going to thank you for it.
No more caffeine
Caffeine might be a magical element that, when included in your coffee, makes you capable of tolerating just about anything and everything, but it also leads to mineral loss and decreased blood circulation and slows down the body’s natural elimination process. Cellulite can almost be considered the physical manifestation of the toxicity within your body, a lot of which depends on your caffeine intake. Make sure to have a large glass of water after caffeine is consumed (even if its tea) to flush out the caffeine’s acidity and alkalinize the body.
Iced herbal teas for the win
Even though, fennel is best for water retention, which is another reason for cellulite, it might not be in everyone’s palette. Find your favorite herbal tea and make a frozen pitcher of it with a dash of lemon and a bit of Stevia – it’s like the coffee never existed to begin with!